via press release:
A+E Networks™ Digital Media LaunchesGame on Facebook®
Brings the excitement of the hit television show to Facebook so players everywhere can
“Go Bid or Go Home”
New York, NY – November 15, 2011 – – A+E Networks™ Digital Media announced today the launch of thegame on Facebook. Based on the hit A&E series, lets fans test their bidding savvy as they try to become king of the heap. An all-new season of “ ” begins airing on A&E tonight.
“We know that social gaming is an important extension of our core television programming which is why we’re excited to launch thegame in conjunction with the premiere of this season of Storage Wars,” said Kris Soumas, Senior Vice President, Games, A+E Networks. “Storage Wars fans have shown that they are eager to get in on the bidding action themselves and our new game for Facebook lets them do just that. We’ve put the same emphasis on developing a fun and addictive game experience that A&E brings to its program development.”
Storage Wars is a high stakes game that lets Facebook players share in the excitement of storage unit auctions. Players join characters from the show as they are guided through treasure-filled storage lockers on a quest to acquire wealth. Upon logging into the game, players choose a character name and appearance and then enter the map which directs them to auctions around the world where they can take on eager bidders on their own turf. Players then bid with game cash in order to win auctions and earn game cash. As on the Storage Wars television show, players risk losing money for the chance to win Wanted Treasures and a huge profit.
Storage Wars is the second Facebook social game released by A+E Networks Digital Media. ": The Game" debuted in January 2011 and continues to attract more than 700,000 monthly unique users. Based on the hit show on HISTORY, enables players to operate their own pawn shop and haggle with customers.
Storage Wars is now open for everyone on Facebook to enjoy. For more information on the game, please visit www.StorageWarsGame.com.
About A+E Networks Digital Media
A+E Networks Digital Media, a division of A+E Networks, is a leading provider of digital content for properties including HISTORY®, Lifetime®, A&E Network®, BIO™, Lifetime Moms and Roiworld. More than 19 million unique visitors per month engage with the company’s digital brands across 14 properties, and millions more consume the content via syndication, social media and mobile.